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How to take harmonic balancer off of a dodge durango 1999 i am changing the gasket for the timing chain

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This is a specialty tool and you can probably borrow or rent one from Advance Auto parts or Auto Zone.They are also not to expensive to buy but since you will probably never use it again I would just rent one. The tool has a bolt through the center that pushes into your crankshaft and bolts on the outside of the puller that bolt into the bolts that hold on your lower pulley. After you attach the puller when you tighten the center bolt it will pull the balancer off. The tool is called of course a hramonic balancer puller. Hope this helped you out, Roger

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